5 June 2007
Samuel Austin, O.W.S. (1796-1834)
Clearing the buoy
signed and dated 'S AUSTIN/1827' (lower right) and signed again, inscribed and dated 'Clearing the buoy/S Austin Liverpool 1827' (on a fragment of the old mount attached to the reverse of the frame)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour, and with scratching out
10 x 17 in. (25.4 x 43.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 November 1982, lot 174, as 'Fishing Boats off Liverpool'.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 8 July 1997, lot 57.
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